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Now displaying: April, 2020

Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Apr 30, 2020
In this episode I want to talk about a document you can revisit (or perhaps face for the first time) that gives you power (control) over how your art is perceived.

Yes, I’m talking about your artist statement.

Don’t be scared! This is important. And if you don’t want to listen, you can read every word at YourArtistStatement.com.

This pandemic has caused so many people to be introspective. If you're one of them, you might want put this time to good use and work on your statement, regardless of whether you're updating it, rewriting it, or facing it for the first time.

There's no way around it if you want to show your art at a high level. When you want to become part of the critical discourse—to have others consider your work for venues, grants, residencies, and articles—you can't neglect writing your artist statement.

Highlights

  • My definition of an artist statement (3:00)
  • Why you need a statement (3:40)
  • Collecting words that contribute to your statement (6:40)
  • Journaling prompts for your statement (8:00)
  • Guidelines for artist statements and what tense to use (11:30)
  • The ultimate test for a successful artist statement (15:00)
  • How to write your first draft (16:55)
  • What to look for (and delete) in the editing process (17:50)
  • How and where to use your statement (22:10)
  • What to do when instructions don't match what you've heard here (24:44)

This episode is brought to you by my Art Career Success System. It’s a year-long business training program designed for serious, ambitious artists. When you do the work in the courses, you’ll have a strong foundation on which to build a successful art business.

You will also have an artist statement you can be proud of. That’s because the Art Career Success System is divided into 4 self-contained courses. In the one called Magnetic You, I walk you through a process for not only writing your artist statement, but also writing other marketing material you need and clarifying your visual branding. All of the lessons (about 40 per course) are bite-sized videos (usually under 10 minutes) that you can sneak into pockets of your busy day.

If, during this pandemic, you have the time to work on your art business or if you feel it’s important to make the time visit http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.


I need you to be part of the conversation. I need to hear from you! Please join me on Instagram using #ArtBizNow and bookmark ArtBizNow.com as a hub for art business resources during this crisis.


Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

Join in the conversation #ArtBizNow

Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

All podcast episodes are posted at https://artbizsuccess.com/podcasts. You'll find a post with the complete transcript for this episode (#50) there.

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

Thank you for listening. I am grateful for your trust.

Apr 23, 2020
Daryl D. Johnson gathers inspiration for her paintings of clouds from kayaking, gardening, and motorcycling. The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum.

She was the first girl to take mechanical drawing in her high school, having to plead with the guidance counselor for permission to enroll. She likes to tell the story of her first day in class when Mr. Ruthizer took out a drawing implement and said, “This is a pencil. I am going to show you how to sharpen it." She knew immediately she was in the right class.

In this episode of the Art Biz Podcast, Alyson talks with Daryl about what she calls her year of cleaning, prompted by a decision to move from her longtime New Hampshire home to New Orleans.

Daryl talks about a life-changing event that led to a very different relationship with things. When you listen, you'll discover why the plan took an entire year to implement (it's brilliant).

You'll also find out how Daryl made a big wad of cash by selling things through carefully selected channels.

See Daryl's art: http://daryldjohnsonartist.com/artist/

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daryldjohnsonartist/


This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a program I have perfected for more than 18 years working with artists.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will do over and over again throughout your art business and career. That’s why it’s a SYSTEM.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation using my video and audio lessons, worksheets, and transcripts. And you will be part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving.

Join us now and get your business in shape. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com


Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 49).

Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

Apr 16, 2020
During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Art Biz Podcast will focus on what you can do now to stay in control of your art business.

Before you can even begin to think about business at a time like this, you might need to come to grips with the existential questions: Why make art at all? Why is it important to keep making art now?

In this episode, I share at least 5 reasons why it's important to keep making art now.

  1. Art is why you're here.
  2. Art encourages us to go within.
  3. Art reminds us that we are all connected.
  4. Art completes our humanity.
  5. We need you to tell the story.

I need you to be part of the conversation. I need to hear from you! Please join me on Instagram using #ArtBizNow and bookmark ArtBizNow.com as a hub for art business resources during this crisis.

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Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

Join in the conversation #ArtBizNow

Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

All podcast episodes are posted at https://artbizsuccess.com/podcasts. You'll find a post with the complete transcript for this episode (#48) there.

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a program I have perfected for more than 17 years working with artists.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will do over and over again throughout your art business and career. That’s why it’s a SYSTEM.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation using my video and audio lessons, worksheets, and transcripts. And you will be part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving.

Join us now and get your business in shape. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.


Apr 8, 2020
During the Covid-19 outbreak, I am taking a break from the usual format. The Art Biz Podcast will focus on what you can do now to stay in control of your art business.

This episode has a huge happiness factor because it's about using real mail: Why you should use it, who to send it to, and what to send.

I need you to be part of the conversation. I need to hear from you! Please join me on Instagram using #ArtBizNow and bookmark ArtBizNow.com as a hub for art business resources during this crisis.


This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a year-long course and community that you can start immediately to help you stay focused during these uncertain times.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation using my video and audio lessons, worksheets, and transcripts. And you will be part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving.

Join us now and get your business in shape. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.


Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

Join in the conversation #ArtBizNow

Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

All podcast episodes are posted at https://artbizsuccess.com/podcasts. You'll find a post with the complete transcript for this episode (#47) there.

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

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